Wozniacki captures inaugural Danish title

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki celebrates after winning of the women's single final ofthe e-Boks Sony...

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki celebrates after winning of the women's single final ofthe e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open 2010 tennis tournament in Farum, Denmark on August 8, 2010. (AFP PHOTO/SCANPIX/Keld Navntoft)

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COPENHAGEN - Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki thrilled the home crowd with a straight-set win over Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic to capture the inaugural e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open.

The top-seeded Wozniacki earned a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) victory in Sunday's final for her eighth career WTA Tour title and second this year. She also won in Ponte Vedra Beach in April.

It was the third final of 2010 for Wozniacki, who lost the Indian Wells title match to Jelena Jankovic in March. She improved to 8-7 all-time in WTA finals. The world's third-ranked player made a name for herself last year with a run to the U.S. Open final.

After blitzing through the first set Sunday with a pair of service breaks, Wozniacki found herself trailing 4-2 in the second. She rallied to force a tiebreak, where she opened a 6-1 lead. Zakopalova battled back with the next four points before the Dane recovered and won the last two to complete the match.

Zakopalova was trying to beat the top two seeds in the tournament, as she had upset second-seeded Li Na of China in the semifinals. The seventh seed was making her first appearance in a final since February of 2008 and fell to 2-8 all-time in WTA title matches. She hasn't won a tournament since claiming two titles in 2005.


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